CATEGORY:Conversations on Compassion

TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DATE: Thursday, May 21, 2015

LOCATION: Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, 485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States

About This Event

In this dialogue CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask Thupten Jinpa  about his life’s work and what role compassion may have played. This event is an hour-long dialogue followed by questions from the audience. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s  YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.

About Thupten Jinpa

Thupten Jinpa is a former monk and has been the principal English translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama for nearly thirty years. Trained as a Geshe in the Tibetan tradition Jinpa also holds a BA and PhD from Cambridge University, where he worked as a research fellow. As a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Jinpa was a founding member of CCARE and the principal author of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). His published works include translations of numerous books by the Dalai Lama such as Ethics for the New Millennium and Beyond Religion, as well as his own work Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy and the forthcoming A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. He is an adjunct professor of religious studies at McGill University, president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics, and chairman of the Mind and Life Institute, which is dedicated to promoting dialogues and collaborations between the sciences and contemplative knowledge, especially Buddhism. He lives in Montreal with his wife and daughters.

About His New Book

FearlessHeartBook_150His new book, A Fearless Heart, teaches, argues, and inspires, filled with remarkable stories of transformations that have resulted from the practice of compassion, including the author’s extraordinary personal experience as well; from a monastery in India, to fatherhood in Montreal, and all the lessons learned in between. A Fearless Heart is now available to order here and can be found in stores.

*Event Update: Stanford Bookstore will be selling copies of A Fearless Heart at the event, and Jinpa will be signing books after the talk.

“A Fearless Heart is a rare book that shows how the meeting of contemplative insights and practices with modern science can lead to offerings that are beneficial for everyone interested in deeper personal spiritual transformation. The book shows how such practices can have positive impact in our daily lives. I applaud my long-time English translator Thupten Jinpa for writing this timely book on compassion and its cultivation.” -The Dalai Lama


Registration is required for access to seating before the event starts.
Non-registrants are still welcome to attend. Dependent upon space, any available seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis once the event begins.
Doors open at 5:30PM.


Cubberley Auditorium is located just off the Main Quad, in the School of Education, next to the clock tower at the intersection of Escondido Mall and Lasuen Mall. Parking is generally free on campus after 4pm; however, please read signs carefully. Park either on the main Oval, or the Memorial Lot just north of the Memorial Hall on Memorial Way, or South of the campus union at Mayfield Ave.